Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Dogue De Bordeaux demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Fighter and Hunting Dog and is known by its alternative name of the "French Mastiff ". The origin of the Dogue De Bordeaux dog breed was in France where it was developed in the Ancient Times. There are Limitations of ownership of the Dogue De Bordeaux in some USA States.
Dogue De Bordeaux Breed Group and Dog Type - Working Dog Group (AKC:2008): The Dogue De Bordeaux is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Working Dog Group (AKC:2008).
Other names for the Dogue De Bordeaux: The Dogue De Bordeaux is known by the nickname of the "French Mastiff". Other names for this breed of dog include the French Mastiff and the Bordeaux Bulldog.
Origin of the name "Dogue De Bordeaux": The origin of the name "Dogue De Bordeaux" derives from its place of origin in originated in the French port of Bordeaux.
Dogue De Bordeaux History and Origin: The ancestors of the Dogue De Bordeaux are the massive, ferocious Molosser dogs of antiquity and the, now extinct, Alaunt breed. History facts and info about all the Mastiff breeds. The country of origin of the Dogue De Bordeaux breed was in the city of Bordeaux in southwestern France. The dog is also referred to as the French Mastiff.
The Bordeaux region of France was ruled by English Kings from 1154 - 1453 and during this time the English brought their mastiffs with them, and these dogs were cross bred with local hounds and cattle dogs. The resultant Dogue De Bordeaux was used as a fighting dog and also as a hunting dog.
The Dogue De Bordeaux was used as a guard dog in the French chateaux, castles and Abbeys of France and were also taken by French Knights and the Knights Templar to fight in the Crusades (A.D. 1099 to 1254). In its role as a hunting dog the Dogue De Bordeaux would accompany French nobles to hunt wolves and the extremely dangerous wild boars of France.
The large, ferocious wild boar had four sharp tusks used for fighting off predators and which could inflict severe injuries, especially after a powerful charge. Evidence of these hunting ancestors of the Dogue De Bordeaux can be found in a carved stonework of the dog in a chapel at the Basiica St-Nazaire at Carcassonne that dates back to the 1300's.
The role of the Dogue De Bordeaux as a guard dog and hunting dog continued during the Medieval era and due to its power and strength the Dogue De Bordeaux was also used as a fighting dog. The Dogue De Bordeaux went on to undertake various other duties such as working on farms as herding dogs and were used in a hauling capacity as a cheaper alternative to the horse.
The Dogue De Bordeaux fell into decline and was on the point of extinction until the 1960's when a group of French dog breeders, headed by Dr. Raymond Triquet, worked on protecting and reviving the Dogue De Bordeaux breed. The Dogue de Bordeaux was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2008.
Dogue De Bordeaux Modern History: The modern history of the Dogue De Bordeaux moved on and the breed is now used as a watchdog and guard dog. This dog can be dangerous and there are therefore Limitations of ownership of the Dogue De Bordeaux in some USA States.
Dogue De Bordeaux - Turner and Hooch (1989 movie): The 1989 'Turner and Hooch' comedy movie features "Hooch", a troublesome Dogue De Bordeaux that drives his upright master 'Turner' crazy (played by American Actor Tom Hanks). This heart warming film featuring the Dogue De Bordeaux proved to be a great favorite with both kids and adults.
Dogue De Bordeaux Height: The Dogue De Bordeaux breed is classified as a large sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 23 - 30 inches (58 - 75 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.
Dogue De Bordeaux Weight: Not surprisingly for a large sized dog, the weight of a Dogue De Bordeaux male dog is 120 - 145 pounds (54.4 - 65.2 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.
Dogue De Bordeaux Coat Type: The coat type is described as a short, sleek, soft coat.
Dogue De Bordeaux Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Mahogany, Red and Fawn. N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors. Mahogany is a strong reddish-brown color.
Dogue De Bordeaux Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Dogue De Bordeaux are categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy, tangle-free coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The limited grooming needs of the Dogue De Bordeaux are considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming where brushing and combing, is concerned. Grooming Requirements of the Dogue De Bordeaux should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.
Dogue De Bordeaux Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 4-6 puppies. Dogue De Bordeaux puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Dogue De Bordeaux puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Dogue De Bordeaux Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Observant, Vigilant, Courageous, Loyal and Faithful.
Dogue De Bordeaux Exercise Requirements - HIGH Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is high. The Dogue De Bordeaux requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately one to two hours each day. This large, powerful dog has an smooth, strident gait with strides of a moderate length and requires a brisk walking speed or jogging by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.
Dogue De Bordeaux Diet: A fully grown Dogue De Bordeaux should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Dogue De Bordeaux Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Dogue De Bordeaux breed include Entropion, Hip Dysplasia, Gastric Torsion . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Dogue De Bordeaux dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.
Dogue De Bordeaux Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Dogue De Bordeaux breed is 10-12 years.
Dogue De Bordeaux Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Dogue De Bordeaux breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Dogue De Bordeaux names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Brutus *** Mack *** Dacian *** Jacques *** Daine *** Sumo *** Marcel *** Buffalo *** Pascal *** Magnum.
Dogue De Bordeaux Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Dogue De Bordeaux girl dog. Our top choice of good female Dogue De Bordeaux names are Sasha *** Abby *** Renee *** Mirielle *** Mystique *** Richelle *** Roxy *** Missy *** Brandy *** Cherise.